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Second half of the new two part Legendary Pink Dots work. This is the more intense, epic sounding release.
Can we put Humpty Dumpty back together again? Early in 2001, Edward Ka-Spel imagined the following scenario: "a plane is about to crash & one of the unfortunate passengers feels the need to phone his wife on his mobile phone, only to receive her voicemail."
All the King's Men (ROIR) and its sister release, All the King's Horses (Soleilmoon), are albums that were not only affected and inspired by the events of September 11th, but also eerily hinted at them. The body of work comprising these two releases was begun early in 2001 and was completed just three months ago. Thematically, the albums' connections aren't explicit or intended, but are related by the fact that both were created during a time when the world really did change. What you will find is a unique expression of awe, sorrow, and hopeča paradox & a provocation. The world falls apart, yet affords us the opportunity to put it back together again. What should we do?
Formed in 1980 in the UK, and shortly thereafter transplanted to Amsterdam, The Legendary Pink Dots are more together today than ever before. Constantly touring for 20 years on the Continent and USA, they have produced over 25 records on labels such as Play It Again Sam, Wax Trax, Staalplaat, Caroline, and Soleilmoon USA. Their leader, Edward Ka-Spel, a frequent collaborator with Skinny Puppy, has released albums of his own material and with Tear Garden (members of Skinny Puppy) on Nettwerk Capitol USA.
Legions of adoring fans virtually assure a sellout crowd for the band's gigs. Their unusual mixture of electronic psychedelic whimsy and Alice In Wonderland playful, lush textural madness have kept them constantly on the top of the underground cult musical scene.
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jonathangier says on 6 Oct 2005
A "companion" piece of sorts to their co-release ALL THE KING'S HORSES. This one explores much of the terrain not covered by it's companion piece. Together, these items encompass much of what is unique and extraordinary about this band. I consider both these releases essential.
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